Treatment for osteogenic sarcoma
Specific treatment for osteogenic sarcoma will be determined by your child’s physician based on:
- Your child’s age, overall health and medical history.
- Extent of the disease.
- Your child’s tolerance for specific medications, procedures or therapies.
- Expectations for the course of the disease.
- Your opinion or preference.
Treatment may include, but is not limited to, one or more of the following methods:
- Surgery – i.e., biopsy, resections, bone/skin grafts, limb-salvage procedures, reconstructions.
- Radiation therapy.
- Resections of metastases – spreading of the tumor to other locations.
- Rehabilitation including physical and occupational therapy and psychosocial adapting.
- Prosthesis fitting and training.
- Supportive care – for the side effects of treatment.
- Antibiotics – to prevent and treat infections.
- Continued follow-up care – to determine response to treatment, detect recurrent disease and manage the side effects of treatment.